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New Ads…And Twins!

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the New York Post:

Two week’s after the NHL drew an anemic 0.7 rating for its All-Star game, the country’s No. 4 sports league is amping up a marketing campaign that attempts not to explain the game or showcase the talents of its players, but rather to show its highest-wattage stars as normal people - who happen to be good, very good, at playing hockey.
The league kicks its campaign up a notch this week with two new spots - just as NBC’s coverage settles into the playoff push.
The spots show the players in some hotel high jinks - calling in a bogus room service order for a rival player in a room down the hall, engaging in hallway luggage cart races, pillow fights and dropping water balloons out a window.

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Decision Day

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post:

However, if Forsberg really wanted to stay in Philadelphia, why hasn’t he said so? He could have easily ended all the trade speculation by saying he would remain a Flyer if his foot issues were resolved, and he would retire if they were not.
To his credit, Forsberg is terribly torn by the decision the Flyers are forcing him to make, but the Flyers have every right to know their captain’s intentions.
The guess here is that Forsberg will shorten the list of teams interested in him (Detroit, Colorado, Vancouver, Anaheim, San Jose and Montreal head the list), thank the Flyers for all they’ve done for him, and tell them he will revisit his future as a player sometime in June after he’s recovered from sipping too much champagne from a tall, silver cup.

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Cap Clarification

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

via the Washingotn Times:

  NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly met with the media before the game and discussed a variety of topics from the financial health of the Caps to possible rule and scoring changes to the league’s television contract with Versus. Daly said that provided the league does not take into account inflation factors, a Toronto Star report of a projected $48 million salary cap for the 2007-08 season is accurate. The salary floor for next season would then be projected at $32 million. Washington is the only franchise in the league projected to spend less than that this season.

 

 

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Package Deals

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Larry Brooks of the New York Post on the cap increase for next year…

For instance, with the cap increasing by a potential $6 million next year, a team willing to accept Derian Hatcher’s contract ($3.5 million for the next two seasons) might gain an inside track in dealing with Philadelphia for Peter Forsberg, should the balance- of- power-altering athlete actually go on the market.
Maybe that’s why Philadelphia player personnel director Dave Brown was at the Garden on Friday watching the Rangers play the Lightning.

read more on the cap and trade talk…

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NHL Hedges Bets On Vegas

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

from the Miami Herald:

The NHL won’t rule out Las Vegas, but said changes would need to be made regarding sports gambling issues.
‘‘Las Vegas we’ve had talks with—it’s a great sports town and certainly could be considered,’’ NHL spokeswoman Bernadette Mansur said. ‘‘There would have to be restrictions with gambling. But it’s all speculation. We are not considering any expansion or relocation of clubs.’’ Mansur reiterated the NHL hopes the Penguins—whose future is in question—will remain in Pittsburgh.

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Paul added this at 8:46am, from the New York Times,

Meanwhile, given the N.H.L.’s struggles, perhaps it was not surprising that Bill Daly, the league’s deputy commissioner, said in a telephone interview Friday that the league would have a “flexible approach” toward local betting on the sport if a franchise ended up in Las Vegas.
Goodman first met with officials from the N.H.L. several years ago. “There’s clearly a return interest,” Daly said, adding that some private parties in Las Vegas were having continuing discussions.

more on a professional sports team in Vegas, but not the NFL or MLB…

 

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Bruins/Flames Trade

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Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau to Calgary for Andrew Ference & Chuck Kobasew, per 960 radio in Calgary.
added 11:06pm, Bruins give up a pick too.

added 11:16pm, from the Boston Bruins,

Stuart Traded: The Boston Bruins have acquired defenseman Andrew Ference and forward Chuck Kobasew from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau.

added 11:26pm, via TSN,

Sources say the deal has been in the works for about a month. No extension has been discussed between Calgary and Stuart.

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One Punch KO

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Ronald Petrovicky of the Pens delivers a right to the face of Toronto’s Kris Newbury.
Newbury was on the ice for about five minutes, looked like he was knocked out. 
Reports are his eyes were open and was recovering while been taken off the ice on a stretcher.

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added 10:43pm, YouTube video now up…

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Hot Stove Talk

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from the CBC Hot Stove… Sabres are eying Aaron Miller.
Columbus meeting with Modin, want to keep him, Anson Carter likely gone.
Nagy contract talks with Phoenix are done, look for him to be traded.  Curtis Joseph has no future in Phoenix, could go to a team as goalie insurance.
Blues want to keep Brewer and Legace, talking contracts with them, but it they don’t sign, look for them to move the last 24 hours of the deadline.
Forsberg- same stuff we have heard.

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Versus Talking NHL Highlight Show

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Eric at Off Wing Opinion had a coversation with Bill Daly today and he mentioned the NHL has been in discussions with Versus about a nightly NHL highlight show, beginning next season.

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Leading After Two

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from the New York Times,

Through Thursday, 827 games had been played this season. In 655 of those games, one team had the lead going into the third period. In 47 games, or 5.7 percent, the leader going into the third period lost in regulation.
The teams that led through two periods had a record of 552-47, with 56 overtime losses, an .843 winning percentage. Six teams had not lost in regulation in the games they led after two periods. Carolina was 19-0.

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